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 Follow the steps below to ensure that your application to the Veterinary Medicine Program is complete, accurate, and on time!

DVM Application Procedures


 Apply To CSU's DVM Program


​• VMCAS Application: now closed

​• CSA Ap​pl​ic​ation​​: now closed

Deadline: Sept. 15, 2017 10pm MDT

If the following items are NOT received before Sept. 15, 2017 at 10 pm MDT, your Colorado Supplemental Application will be eliminated from further review by the Admissions Committee and will be designated as INELIGIBLE:

  • VMCAS Application & Fee
  • CSA Application & Fee
  • GRE scores (V,Q,A) self-reported in the CSA
  • VMCAS LORs (3) 

 Important Application Deadlines

  • Sept. 01    
    Transcripts received by VMCAS 
  • Sept. 15  @  10pm MDT 
    VMCAS Application & Fee
    CSA Application & Fee
    GRE scores​ (V, Q, A) self-reported
    VMCAS LORs (3) 
  • July 15 (if offer/alternate status)
    Receipt of final transcript showing completion of all prerequisites
  • July 15 (if offer/alternate status)
    Receipt of Graduate Program Release Letter, if enrolled in a graduate program at time of application.

 DVM Admissions Contact

Please allow 24 hours for a response.

Sample Application

If you would like to view a sample copy of our application as a reference for purposes of reading, planning, and printing, please see link below. You can not fill out this version, nor can you submit this version.

Note: Application to the UAF - CSU Collaborative Veterinary Program, any of the combined programs (DVM - MBA, DVM - MPH, DVM - MSA, DVM - MST, DVM - PhD), or the Food Animal Veterinary Career Incentive Program (FAVCIP) is incorporated via an essay question on the Colorado Supplemental Application.

Detailed Application Procedures

1. Transcripts
  • Applicants should send official transcripts to be received at VMCAS by September 1st so VM​CAS can begin the Transcript Verification process on a submitted VMCAS application.  
  • The goal is to have a verified VMCAS application by the Deadline, September 15th, 2017.  Those that wait until the deadline to submit have a far less chance of achieving a fully complete application.
  • **NOTE:  If 'all' transcripts are not received at VMCAS before September 15, your application will not be verified.  September 15 is a hard deadline, no exceptions will be made.
  • VMCAS will make transcripts available, online, to the veterinary schools. 
  • All international transcripts (to include Canada) must be processed through a transcript evaluation service and received at VMCAS before SEP 15. Only electronically submitted World Education Services (WES) ​evaluations will be accepted by VMCAS.  It is possible to expedite your request, for an additional fee.
  • All offers will be provisional based on subsequent verification of VMCAS-reported courses, credits, and grades. In addition, the fall 2017/spring 2018 transcript (if enrolled in fall/spring courses) must not reflect a dramatic negative change in academic performance.
  • Special Coursework: For study abroad, military, or AP coursework- see VMCAS Instructions for transcript requirements. 
2. Two Applications are required
3. Submit the following items to VMCAS
  • Transcripts as listed above
  • VMCAS Application and Fee
  • VMCAS LORs (3)
4. Submit the following items to College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences  (CVMBS)
  • Colorado Supplemental Application  (CSA)
    An additional essay on the CSA will be required, if you are applying, to one or more of the combined programs, the FAVCIP Program, or the UAF/CSU Program.
  • CSA Application Fee - $80.00
    Fee must be paid by electronic credit/debit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover) at time of submission.
  • GRE Scores - self-reported/unofficial
    The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test (Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical) is required. 
    • Test scores must be within five years (earlier than August 1, 2012, will not be accepted).
    • It is the applicant's responsibility to schedule the test on or before August 11, 2017  so s/he can self-report her/his Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical unofficial scores on the CSA before the deadline September 15, 2017 @ 10pm MDT.
    • NOTE: The self-reported/unofficial Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical scores are a required entry on the CSA in order to submit the application.
  • GRE Scores - official
    Official scores should be sent to CSU (code 4075-dept 0617) and additionally sent to (VMCAS code vmcas2187).  ​​​
  • Graduate Program Release Letter
    If you are made an offer/alternate status, and you are enrolled in a graduate program at the time of application, you must submit a release letter before July 15, 2018 from your major adviser or department head indicating approval of your application to the DVM Program and that a satisfactory arrangement has been made regarding your graduate program. Offered graduate students will be admitted provisionally, pending receipt of the graduate release letter by July 15, for evidence of, or release from, graduate studies.
5. Submit the following to ETS
  • ​Official GRE scores - CSU (code 4075-dept 0617) and additionally sent to VMCAS (code vmcas2187).  Applicants should submit a request to their testing center before September 15, 2017 to have their official scores sent t​o CSU and to VMCAS. Official scores to be received at CSU by October 31. In December, official scores will be used to verify all applicant self-reported/unofficial scores before offers are made. 
  • ​TOEFL scores The TOEFL examination is required for all international applicants from a country whose primary language is not English. The minimum TOEFL score for unconditional admission is 565 (paper-based), 86 (internet-based) or 6.5 (IELTS). Official scores must be submitted directly from the Educational Testing Service. Please have the testing center send official scores to CSU (University code 4075, dept 0617). Students are exempted from the TOEFL requirement if the official language of their country is English or they have recently earned a degree at an American university. For more information, please see information posted by the CSU Graduate School-Graduate Bulletin-Admissions Requirements + Procedures, PLAN C.
6. Interviews

Candidates selected to interview will be invited to participate in the interview process, these notifications will be sent in late December. Completing the interview is required to be considered for a position in the DVM program. Interviews will be held on January 13-14, 2018 (Sat-Sun). Admissions decisions will be based on a combined rank of the application rank (50%) and the interview rank (50%).​


CSU will use the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) format.  The MMI interview will take approximately one hour. The format consists of six timed scenarios. Each scenario is eight minutes in duration, with two minutes to read the scenario and six minutes of interaction with the scenario interviewer.​​​​​

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